From an otherwise OK Richardl Wolff Vanity Fair piece on Rush Limbaugh, the following paragraph:
It is, rather, a crueler demographic point. The dirty little secret of conservative talk radio is that the average age of listeners is 67 and rising, according to Sinton—the Fox News audience, likewise, is in its mid-60s: “What sort of continuing power do you have as your audience strokes out?”
I like my age, which is 72, even though I have just gone through major surgery and know that I have lived longer than I will live.
The demeaning notion of being less alert, less important, less vital than any other age is so common that Woolf should not be singled out for blame, merely for his conformism and thoughtlessness.
I will put this unknown blog up against any media online or off for the last twelve months for prescience, insight and accurate daily assessment of the Obama movement, including its ongoing Limbaugh game, which Wolff’s article helps to perpetuate with no need for a push.
I will put my own intellect up against myself at any prior age including my Phi Bete year at Williams. I have never felt so completely ignorant of fundamental things as now. Nor read as widely with more interest. Nor appreciated so many different viewpoints.
In his defense, Wolff suggests he is being cruel. Not cruel, Richard, exactly what I said above.